The project VISION2003 consists of several partners with different professions ranging from medicine to medical informatics, from computer science to didactics. Its aim is the development, testing, introduction and a long-time maintenance of an open, web-based, intelligent and adaptive teaching and learning system for medical education. The system is expected to enhance the acceptance and efficiency of conventional ways of learning by supplementing and supporting them and creating new methods for imparting knowledge ["VISION2003, Lehr-und Lernsysteme in der Medizin: Intelligente und Multimediale, Internetbasierte adaptive und intelligente Autorensysteme für kooperatives Training in der Medizin", (last valid on 17 January 2003) and Ein offenes sprachkonzept für verteilte wissensverarbeitung in der medizin, Tagungsabstract XVI International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics MIE, September 2000]. This is done exemplarily in the specific fields of oncology, accident-surgery and cardiology in consideration of actual standards and didactical measures. The range of possible applications is wide, from electronically accessible scripts through example cases to complex simulations. The main focus of the project is the creation of an open and flexible internet platform for delivering multimedia-based learning units and the development of adaptive and intelligent authoring systems.